Tag: Fraud

Is Flats Chicago practicing review fraud?

Is Flats Chicago practicing review fraud?

YoChicago has zero tolerance for the comment fraud and review fraud that some inept landlords and rental services seem to find attractive. Our Pri ...
Apartment rental fraud made easy?

Apartment rental fraud made easy?

Low income or lack of employment keeping you from qualifying for the apartment you want? Not a problem. If you scan Craigslist apartment for r ...
Never send a nickel to a Craigslist poster

Never send a nickel to a Craigslist poster

Craigslist posters often scrape photos from Realtor listings and use them to enhance the credibility of fraudulent offers. The most common form of ...

Is the Chicago Association of Realtors fostering trademark fraud?

Real estate agents often have a long list of acronyms corresponding to "professional" designations following their names. My generally-accurate rule o ...
Is it finally handcuffs time for Exchange Apartment Finders?

Is it finally handcuffs time for Exchange Apartment Finders?

As far back as November 2000 Exchange Apartment Finders was fined for practicing real estate without a license and ordered to obtain one. We've found ...
Living La Vida Loca at the edge of Logan Square

Living La Vida Loca at the edge of Logan Square

The developer promised Dolce Living at Springfield Vue condominiums, 1920 N Springfield at the edge of Logan Square. What I saw at the site was cl ...
From Yo’s archives – before the sun set on Sunrise’s Ponzi scheme

From Yo’s archives – before the sun set on Sunrise’s Ponzi scheme

Five years ago our staff was breathlessly writing the following: Community is key at Pure, a 13-story high-rise slated for construction at 24 S ...

Jay Strauss to plead guilty to defrauding condo owners

The the last time we called attention to Jay Strauss, co-owner of defunct Regent Realty Group, we noted that 3 years had passed between the time charg ...

Attorney General sues Chicago-area mortgage scammers

Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed lawsuits against a number of companies and individuals involved in fraudulent loan modification and mortgage r ...

Has someone recorded a deed to your home?

Back in my long-ago days as a practicing attorney I took on a pro bono client, a very convincing elderly lady, who claimed that the previous owners we ...
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